Sale 361

U.S., Canada and Worldwide
including Collections and Accumulations


Canada and Provinces
 
 
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Lot 358
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Canadian Provinces: New Brunswick, 1851, 6d olive yellow (2), clear to large margins. Thinned. Fine appearance.
Scott $1,200
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Lot 359
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Canadian Provinces: Newfoundland, 1861, 6½d rose (21), large margins. Fresh Extremely Fine.
Scott $275
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Lot 360

Canadian Provinces: Nova Scotia, 1851 yellow green (4a), bisect paying 3p local rate, tied on cover with neat "spoon grid" to Bridgeton, cover originating with Wilmot, NS c.d.s., additional Bridgton receiving back stamp, couple sealed backflap tears (trivial), Very Fine cover.
Scott $4,500

Expertization: signed W.H.C. 1914 (Coulson).
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Lot 361
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Canada, 1851, Queen Victoria, 12d black, plate proof on India (3P), with vertical "Specimen" overprint in carmine. Large margins three sides, just into frame line at bottom. Minor thin. Fine appearance. Unitrade C$2,500 ($2,000).

Expertization: with 1981 Greene Foundation certificate.
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Lot 362
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Canada, 1851, Queen Victoria, 12d black, laid paper (3), unused without gum, well clear to large margins, bright fresh color and paper, sharp impression. Faint pressed crease, virtually invisible by examination even in fluid, so unobtrusive it was not mentioned in accompanying certificate (but had been noted in 1982 B.P.A. certificate no longer pressed). Fully Very Fine appearing.
Scott $87,500

A SIMPLY LOVELY EXAMPLE OF THIS GREAT 19TH CENTURY BRITISH COMMONWEALTH RARITY OF WHICH 25 UNUSED SINGLES HAVE BEEN RECORDED (SIEGEL CENSUS) AND ONLY ABOUT HALF OF THESE BEING SOUND FOUR MARGIN EXAMPLES.

Expertization: with 2003 Greene Foundation certificate "Genuine in all respects", 1982 B.P.A. certificate, no longer present.
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Lot 363
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Canada, 1851, Queen Victoria, 12d black, laid paper (3), unused (small part of gum residue), bright color, fine impression, strong laid lines. Lower margin added, upper right corner repaired, crease. Very Fine appearance.
Scott $87,500

FAULTS NOT WITHSTANDING, THIS IS A MOST HANDSOME UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THIS CLASSIC RARITY WHICH IS SELDOM AVAILABLE SOUND.

Expertization: with 1930 Royal (submitted by Hon. E.R. Ackerman) and 2015 Greene Foundation certificate and 2015 A.I.E.P certificate.
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Lot 364
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Canada, 1851, Queen Victoria, 12d black, laid paper (3), four ample margins, fresh crisp colors and a finely detailed impression. Four-ring numeral "21" Montreal cancel. Accompanying certificate says, "tiny rust stain on chin," which in our opinion is completely trivial and invisible, there are a couple tiny filled thin specks, visible only in fluid, and not mentioned in the cert. Choice Very Fine appearance.
Scott $135,000

A BEAUTIFUL USED SINGLE, AND ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED WITH A 4-RING CANCEL.

Expertization: with 2015 Greene Foundation certificate.
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Lot 365
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Canada, 1851, Queen Victoria, 12d black, laid paper (3), horizontal pair. Ample to large margins to barely touching at the upper right, deep color, fine impression and light concentric ring cancels. Faint crease, visible only in fluid, exceptionally fresh and choice. Very Fine appearance. Unitrade C$360,000 ($288,000).
Scott $270,000

A STUNNING USED PAIR OF THE ICONIC TWELVE PENCE, POSSIBLY THE FINEST OF THE THREE RECORDED USED PAIRS.

Expertization: with 1984 P.F. certificate (1961 P.F. cert no longer present) and 2015 Green Foundation certificate.

The other two known pairs are both cut in, one, rather severly. The latter pair has a 1926 Royal cert, the other has not been certified, which means neither has been subjected to a modern examination. Hence, this may well be the finest pair.

The Twelve Pence Black had an interesting history. Like all other pence issues of Canada it was engraved and printed by Rawdon Wright, Hatch & Edson of New York. A total of 51,000 stamps and a proof imprint sheet were shipped to Canadian postal authorities on May 14, 1851. However, the stamp proved to be unpopular with the public and only saw limited distribution, with a total of only 1,510 stamps being sent to just 18 Post Offices. Of those, 60 were returned by the Ingersoll Post Office, leaving a mere 1,450 stamps sold. The remaining 49,490 stamps were destroyed on 1 May 1857.

There is some speculation as to why this stamp was inscribed "Twelve Pence" rather than the customary "One Shilling", especially since the Colonies of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia both used one shilling stamps. A possible explanation is that at the time the Canadian pound was depreciated relative to its British equivalent and the other provinces also had their own exchange rates. The result was confusion among the public and postal officials as to exactly what a "shilling" was worth. Expressing the value as "Twelve Pence" may have been an effort to alleviate this confusion.

The limited distribution and lack of acceptance by the consumer, who seems to have preferred to use a pair of the 6d Consort, has resulted in the 12d black being the most sought-after rarity in Canadian philately as well as one.

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Lot 366
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Canada, 1852, Beaver, 3d red (4), large margins. Light town cancel. Fresh Very Fine.
Scott $225
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Lot 367
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Canada, 1852, Beaver, 3d red, ribbed paper (4c), four clear margins, rich color. Fresh and Fine, scarce.
Scott $575
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Lot 368
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Canada, 1855, Prince Albert, 6d greenish gray (5b), ample to large margins, crisp color. Certificate says "creased" which is just an imperceptible bend. Still Very Fine.
Scott $1,200

Expertization: with 1998 Greene Foundation certificate.
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Lot 369
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Canada, 1855, Jacques Cartier, 10d blue (7), ample balanced margins, rich color. Choice Very Fine.
Scott $1,650

Expertization: with 2000 Greene Foundation certificate.
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Lot 370
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Canada, 1859, Prince Albert, 10¢ violet (17a), exceptionally well centered. Light cancel. Very Fine, choice.
Scott $160
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Lot 371
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Canada, 1864, Queen Victoria, 2¢ rose (20), beautifully centered, bright color. Unobtrusive cancel. Very Fine.
Scott $300
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Lot 372
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Canada, 1868, Large Queen, 1¢ brown red (22), unused, exceptionally fresh with brilliant color. F.-V.F.
Scott $550
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Lot 373
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Canada, 1868, Large Queen, 1¢ brown red (22), exceptional centering within large margins, lovely color. Light Aug 1868 postmark. Extremely Fine, choice.
Scott $160
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Lot 374
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Canada, 1868, Large Queen, 1¢ brown red (22), perfectly centered, exceptionally fresh color and paper. Unobtrusive Toronto postmark. The "3" in the cancel slightly breaks the paper, totally invisible and trivial. Extremely Fine appearance.
Scott $160

Expertization: with 2021 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 375

Canada, 1868 Large Queens 1¢ yellow orange, 3¢ 12½¢ (23, 25, 28), 1¢ and 12½¢ disturbed original gum, 3¢ without gum. 1¢ couple nibbed perfs, 3¢ and 12½¢ small closed tear and reperfed, reasonably attractive.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 376
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Canada, 1868, Large Queen, 1¢ yellow orange (23), very well centered. Bold grid cancel. Fresh Very Fine.
Scott $225
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Lot 377

Canada, 1868, Large Queen, 6¢ dark brown (27), Very Fine single, tied on small neat cover to Alfred Maine (Shaw correspondence) by Woodstock N.B. duplex, light cover crease at left, F-VF, fresh and attractive cover.
Scott $190
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Lot 378

Canada, 1877, Small Queen, 10¢ dull rose lilac (40), lightly disturbed original gum, lovely color, fresh paper. Very Fine, pretty.
Scott $1,600
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Lot 379

Canada, 1888, Small Queen, 6¢ chestnut (43 var), original gum never hinged, outstanding centering, post office fresh with prooflike color. Simply Superb. Unitrade 43i.
Scott $525
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Lot 380

Canada, 1897, Small Queen, 10¢ brown red (45), original gum lightl hinge remnant, brilliant color and paper. F.-V.F.
Scott $725
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Lot 381

Canada, 1897, Queen Victoria Jubilee, ½¢ 2¢ 8¢ (50, 52, 56), original gum never hinged, bright and fresh. F.-V.F.
Scott $692
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Lot 382

Canada, 1897, Queen Victoria Jubilee, ½¢ 20¢ 50¢ (50, 59, 60), original gum small hinge remnants. Fresh F.-V.F.
Scott $760
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Lot 383

Canada, 1897, Queen Victoria Jubilee, ½¢ black (50), bottom margin block of four. Original gum never hinged, small gum skips, fresh intense color. F.-V.F.
Scott $1,100

Expertization: with 2010 Greene Foundation certificate.
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Lot 384

Canada, 1897, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 1¢ orange (51), block of 23. Original gum never hinged. One stamp stain on front, three minor faults. Other 18 F.-V.F.
Scott $1,725
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Lot 385

Canada, 1897, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 1¢ orange (51), part sheet of 45. Original gum never hinged, brilliant color. Some selvage separation. F.-V.F. with several Extremely Fine gems.
Scott $3,375
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Lot 386

Canada, 1897, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 2¢ green (52), upper left corner block of four. Original gum never hinged (lightly hinged in ungummed part of selvage), bright and fresh. F.-V.F.
Scott $370 as singles
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Lot 387

Canada, 1897, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 5¢ deep blue (54), part sheet of 40. Original gum never hinged, brilliant color. Three stamps (one in top row,one in 5th row, and one in bottom row) have abrasions, three stamps in top row have adherence from other 5¢ on reverse, and several have negligible gum toned specks. But most are F.-V.F.
Scott $7,200
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Lot 388

Canada, 1897, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 10¢ brown violet (57), bottom lower right corner margin pair. Original gum never hinged, light gum bends, post office fresh. Fresh F.-V.F.
Scott $850
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Lot 389

Canada, 1897, Queen Victoria Jubilee, $1 lake (61), original gum, brilliant color. Single slightly nibbed perf at top. F.-V.F.
Scott $1,000
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Lot 390
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Canada, 1897, Queen Victoria Jubilee, $1 lake (61), well centered within large margins, rich color. Unobtrusive cancel. Very Fine, choice.
Scott $700
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Lot 391

Canada, 1897, Queen Victoria Jubilee, $2 dark purple (62), margin single (crease in selvage only), original gum never hinged, pretty color. F.-V.F.
Scott $4,000

Expertization: with 2010 Greene Foundation certificate.
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Lot 392

Canada, 1897, Queen Victoria Jubilee, $2 dark purple (62), original gum lightly hinged, excellent centering, pretty color. Trivial light corner crease. Still Very Fine.
Scott $1,400
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Lot 393

Canada, 1897, Queen Victoria Jubilee, $3 yellow bister (63), original gum lightly hinged, light gum bend, pristine color and paper. F.-V.F.
Scott $1,400
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Lot 394

Canada, 1897, Queen Victoria Jubilee, $4 purple (64), original gum large hinge remnant, beautifully centered, bright color. Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,400
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Lot 395

Canada, 1897, Queen Victoria Jubilee, $5 olive green (65), original gum very lightly hinged, exceptionally fresh with lovely color. F.-V.F.
Scott $1,400
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Lot 396
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Canada, 1897, Queen Victoria Jubilee, $5 olive green (65), upper left corner margin block of four. Brilliant color. Purple Winnipeg c.d.s.s. Some hinge reinforcement and a small thin, all in selvage. Fresh and Fine, scarce multiple.
Scott $4,400 + as singles

Expertization: with 1997 Greene Foundation certificate.
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Lot 397

Canada, 1897-1903 regular issues, 7&8¢ Maple Leafs, 10¢ Edward (72, 81, 93), original gum. Fresh and Fine.
Scott $925
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Lot 398

Canada, 1899, Queen Victoria "Numeral", 5¢ blue on bluish (79), original gum light hinge remnant, excellent centering, brilliant rich color. Extremely Fine.
Scott $220
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Lot 399

Canada, 1898, Queen Victoria "Numeral", 6¢ brown (80), original gum never hinged, wonderfully well centered, gorgeous color, fresh and choice. An Extremely Fine gem.
Scott $400
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Lot 400

Canada, 1902, Queen Victoria "Numeral", 7¢ olive yellow (81), original gum never hinged, nicely centered within wide margins, rich color. Very Fine.
Scott $300
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Lot 401

Canada, 1898, Queen Victoria "Numeral", 8¢ orange (82), original gum, brilliant color. Choice Very Fine.
Scott $375
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Lot 402

Canada, 1903, King Edward VII, 5¢ blue on bluish (91), original gum never hinged, light natural gum bends, well centered, rich color. Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $625
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Lot 403

Canada, 1908, King Edward VII, 50¢ purple (95), original gum hinge remnant, perfectly centered within true jumbo margins, prooflike color and impression on bright paper. Extremely Fine, a simply stunning example of the 50¢ Edward.
Scott $950
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Lot 404
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Canada, 1908, King Edward VII, 50¢ purple (95), perfectly centered, choice color. Light cancel. An Extremely Fine gem.
Scott $175
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Lot 405

Canada, 1908, 7¢ and 10¢ Quebec (100, 101), original gum never hinged, 7¢ gum skips, 10¢ dull spot on gum. Fresh F.-V.F.
Scott $900
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Lot 406

Canada, 1908, 10¢ Quebec (101), original gum never hinged, rich color. F.-V.F.
Scott $500
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Lot 407

Canada, 1908, 20¢ Quebec (103), original gum lightly hinged, choice centering. Extremely Fine.
Scott $250
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